How libraries are responding to the cost of living crisis – a briefing sheet from Libraries Connected

Hope you are all well.

Please see below a briefing sheet from Libraries Connected on how libraries are responding to the cost of living crisis.

https://www.librariesconnected.org.uk/resource/libraries-and-cost-living-crisis-briefing-note

The key findings are:

  • More than two-fifths of library services have seen increased demand due to the cost of living crisis
  • Over 80% of library leaders expect to see an increase in people using libraries to keep warm next winter
  • Over a third of library services have introduced new initiatives to help people cope with rising costs and falling wages

The briefing sheet includes an outline of the range of services libraries offer, key statistics as well as case studies from Barnet, Norfolk, Hampshire and Cheshire East.

Thank you.